Tindersticks are set to release their 20th anniversary album 'Across six leap years' on October 14th.
A meandering, often inspiring career from a meandering, often inspiring band, Tindersticks' catalogue contains many golden moments. Yet there are areas which the band feel are unrealised, songs which never quite satisfied their muse.
Toasting their 20th anniversary, Tindersticks have decided to re-visit previous material on new collection 'Across six leap years'. Recorded between April 6th - 9th, the album features ten new versions of material from their catalogue which were "lost along the way".
"Recording these songs again was not so much about righting past mistakes or inadequacies, but more about the power of now" explains David Boulter. "It’s something that’s been growing since the film shows, something that made us recognise how we feel now, and connecting that to our past feels important."
"Walking up to Abbey Road, it could easily have overcome us. But it had nothing to do with its past. We weren’t there to take photos on the crossing. I didn’t think about playing the Lady Madonna piano. I’d like to say it was just another studio, but sadly, that’s not true anymore. It’s one of the only studios of its kind left. And it wasn’t about our past either. These songs feel like cover versions. Someone else’s music we feel we had something new to bring to."
"Abbey Road could have been a big slap on the back or a big punch in the face. But it felt natural. It’s where we should be. It’s important that we got here and to give ourselves some credit. It’s also important to give these songs a new life. And so much more fun than a greatest hits album. 21 years of Tindersticks. This isn’t a selected highlights. It just shows how far we’ve come."
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Tindersticks are set to release 'Across six leap years' on October 14th. The band have confirmed the following shows:
24 Dublin Vicar Street
25 London Barbican
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